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“Dinner at the Hildebrand”
Review of Hildebrand - CLOSED

Hildebrand
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Supreb waterside location matched by the food. good food and service and the house wine is not bad either

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1  Thank Joy S
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We ordered smoke salmon & cream cheese.It was awful,approx 90% lettuce wrapped in an inedible roll.We complained politely,asking them to point out the lack of smoke salmon to the chef.we were told that they follow a strict recipe from head office clearly everything is controlled by accountants

2  Thank ray E
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The situation of this restaurant, on the water, in the V & A Waterfront, is unbeatable.This is what restaurants are all about, well set tables, in a lovely ambiance, with atmosphere to match.
The food, my mother ordered sole, my wife's pasta and my steak were all perfect.
The fall back is the service. We waited 1 hour to be served, in a not packed restaurant, and were not given all the food options. My wife is vegetarian, as she explained to the server and the options she was given did not satisfy her, so as a last resort, in order to eat something solid, and not the usual salad, she ordered pasta, not her favourite dish.
It was only whilst leaving that she spoke to one of the hostesses who was quite surprised she had not been offered an assortment of side dishes, mostly vegetables. If she had known, that is what she would have ordered. We also spoke to one of the senior servers, who knew my mother as a regular diner, and he, as well, was surprised that we had not been given all the vegetarian options.
Apart from that, for us quite a disappointment, it was a pleasant evening. When we return, and we certainly will, we will make sure we are seated in the area of the senior server, who understands better the vegetarian options.

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Thank GordonBloch
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I highly recommend Hildebrand restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa. The location is right on the waterfront, you can eat inside or out (both are elegant dining) and the food is superb. I have eaten the butternut soup, as well as the butternut risotto. I also ate two different salads (you simply must eat the vegetables in South Africa, they are vine ripened and beautifully presented at every meal). The prices are very reasonable, the wine list is large enough to give a good taste (no pun intended) of the local wines, the waitstaff is well trained and attentive.

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Thank geotraveler96
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Hildebrand's calamari and mussels were excellent. The ravioli was chewy like it had been frozen and warmed up. We actually ate here twice because of the calamari. Had good caprese salad as well. Sitting outdoors was very pleasant.

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Thank Ray and Dottie M
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